Washington, D. C. is a city filled with people who believe they are important.
Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home.
Wounds which do extensive bone and nerve damage are not good for writers, nor anybody else.
The real power, the power we have to fight for night and day, is not power over things, but over men
Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument an exchange of ignorance.
What no wife of a writer can ever understand, no matter if she lives with him for twenty years, is that a writer is working when he's staring out the window.
All politics are based on the indifference of the majority.
Muddle is the extra unknown personality in any committee.
But my estimates, for instance, based upon book information, were simply ridiculous, fanciful images of African attractions were soon dissipated, anticipated pleasures vanished, and all crude ideas began to resolve themselves into shape.
Henry Morton Stanley
In a world where everyone is a publisher, no one is an editor and that is the danger we face today.
I don't like to work with assistants. I'm already one too many; the camera alone would be enough.
Journalists belong in the gutter because that is where the ruling classes throw their guilty secrets.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: Try to please everybody.
Herbert Bayard Swope
Heroes are created by popular demand, sometimes out of the scantiest materials, or none at all.
Gerald W. Johnson
Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He's the chap who makes it possible for civilized folk to despise war.
War, the ordinary man's most convenient means of escaping from the ordinary.
All through the night, like the tumult of a river when it races between the cliffs of a canyon, in my sleep I could hear the steady roar of the passing army.
Richard Harding Davis
When Solomon said there was a time and a place for everything he had not encountered the problem of parking his automobile.
The human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists.
H. Allen Smith
There has never been an unexpectedly short debugging period in the history of computers.
Quote of the day
Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does—that's what makes it so boring.
Predictions that didn't happen
If it's on the Internet it must be true
Remarkable Last Words (or Near-Last Words)
Philip James Bailey
Letitia Elizabeth Landon